136. What’s the date today?
137. Today is November first, 2010.
138. When were you born?
139. I was born on November first, 1983.
140. Today is my birthday.
141. My sister was born in 1975.
142. I don’t know what the exact date.
143. Where were you born?
144. I was born in a little town not far from here.
45. What do you know about the tenth century?
146. I don’t know anything about that.
147. Let’s talk about something else.
148. Where were you during the month of April last year?
149. I don’t remember where I was then.
150. Where will you be next year at this time?
121. What time is it?
122. It’s two o’clock.
123. It’s a few minutes after two.
124. My watch is fast and your watch is slow.
125. Excuse me, can you tell me the correct time?
126. No, I can’t.
127. I don’t know what time it is.
128. I don’t think it’s four o’clock yet.
129. It must be about three thirty.
130. I get up before six o’clock every day.
131. The restaurant doesn’t open until seven forty-five.
132. Will you be here at ten o’clock tomorrow?
133. Yes, I will.
134. We’ll be on time, won’t we?
135. I hope so
106. Do you have a book?
107. Yes, I do.
108. You have a radio, don’t you?
109. No, I don’t.
110. I don’t have a phonograph, either.
111. Does this radio belong to you?
112. Yes, I think it does.
113. How many sisters and brothers do you have?
114. Don’t you have my hat?
115. Yes, I have both your hat and your coat.
116. Does John have a yellow pencil?
117. Yes, he does.
118. He has a radio, doesn’t he?
119. No, he doesn’t have one.
120. He already has a phonograph, but he doesn’t have a radio yet.
By Kenneth Beare,
There are many ways to study English, but many students ask which is the most effective. Unfortunately, I don't think there is a single answer that is right for every student. However ... I can certainly give advice I some helpful guidelines as to how to study that should help.
Warming-up to Study English
Just as there are exercises to help you warm up before you play some basketball or other sport, there are exercises which can help you warm up to study English. Here are some simple exercises to help you warm up.
1. Study English I: Activating Your Vocabulary
Activate your vocabulary by thinking or speaking briefly about the subject you are about to work on. For example, if you are going to study English on topics that focuses on vacations, take a moment to think about your last vacation, what you did, what you enjoyed, etc. This simple exercise will help your brain warm-up to vocabulary that you are likely to encounter as you study English about this particular subject.
1. Study English II: Activating Your Grammar
Activate your grammar by thinking about the general grammar area before you begin to study. For example, if you are going to study English grammar focusing on the past, stop to think about what you did last weekend, where you went, etc. to help activate what you already understand about using the past. As with activating vocabulary, you'll help your brain bring up what it knows about the past simple in an easy way before you begin to focus on studying English grammar in detail.
1. Study English III: Singing a Song
Before class begins, or before you sit down to study English sing a song in English to yourself. Make sure to use a song that you understand and know very well. This short and fun exercise will help your brain focus on the English language in a relaxing manner. It's important to be relaxed when you study English! Singing a song also helps activate the creative side of your brain which can help you come up with more examples as your practice conversation or do some creative writing.
1. Study English IV: Typing e a Short Paragraph in English
If you going to study English at your desk, begin by typing a simple paragraph in English. You can type about your day, your hobbies, your friends, etc. Anything will do. Typing helps activate the kinetic part of your brain that helps improve learning through physical activity. I also recommend typing while you study your English grammar. This will help solidify your knowledge with movement.
1. Study English V: A Thousand Words ...
As the saying goes in English: A picture is worth a thousand words. Help activate the creative side of your brain by trying to describe a photo or other image. You can combine use this also to activate your vocabulary by choosing a picture that has something to do with the subject your are going to study in English.
Study English - Tips for Success
Here are some tips for success to help you as you study English.
1. Study English Every Day
It's important to study English every day. However, don't exaggerate! Study for thirty minutes every day instead of two hours once a week. Short, steady practice is much better for learning than long periods on an irregular basis. This habit of studying English every day will help keep English in your brain fresh.
1. Study English Using Different Methods to Learn
Don't just use one way to study English. Use a variety of methods which will help all the parts of your brain (multiple intelligences) help you. For example, if you are learning new vocabulary, create a word map, describe a picture, make a list and study that, type out the words five times. All of these methods together help to reinforce your learning.
1. Study English by Finding some Friends
There is nothing like having a few friends to study English together. You can practice the exercises together, have conversations together (in English!), and, as you study English together, help each other with exercises you may not understand.
1. Study English by Choosing Topics that Interest You
One of the most important things to do is to study English using topics that you like. This will help motivate you because you will also be learning about a topic you find interesting while you study English
Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) refers to teaching English to students whose first language is not English. TEFL usually occurs in the student's own country, either within the state school system, or privately, e.g., in an after-hours language school or with a tutor. TEFL teachers may be native or non-native speakers of English.
This article describes English teaching by nativeAnglophones working outside their own country, a small subset of English taught worldwide. To learn about other aspects of English teaching, see English language learning and teaching, which explains methodology and context, and explains abbreviations (e.g., the difference between ESL and EFL, or TESOL as a subject and an organization). For information on foreign language teaching in general, seelanguage education and second language acquisition
The following questions concern your feelings about your language learning experience.
1) Many language learners feel very negative about their learning experiences. They say they feel discouraged, frustrated, impatient, or confused by the difficulties of learning a language.
Have you ever experienced any of these feelings? Can you explain?
2) Others say they feel shy or embarrassed expressing themselves in the foreign language.
Have you ever felt this way? Can you explain?
4) If you have experienced some of these feelings, what did you do to overcome them?
3) When you are learning a language, are you usually:
a. highly motivated, and do everything possible to learn the language.
b. quite motivated, and try to do what you can to learn the language, but it is not your priority.
c. not very motivated, because you are too busy or tired to concentrate on it. You are learning out of necessity.
d. not very motivated, because you find learning languages boring.
6) Do you give yourself encouragement, by saying things to yourself like: “I’m doing okay” or “I’m right, I know it.”
Do you have any other comments about your language learning experiences that you would like to tell me?
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